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Vertebra (Definition)

Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated ...Read more


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I have 48 degree of kyphosis and it has only 1 wedged vertebra, other vertebras are healthy. What does this mean? What type of kyphosis Do I have?

I have 48 degree of kyphosis and it has only 1 wedged vertebra, other vertebras are healthy. What does this mean? What type of kyphosis Do I have?

1 wedged vertebral-: -body if severe enough can cause a kyphosis of a significant degree. There would B a prominence at the wedged level that you could feel if you are thin. This sharp turn at the wedge is called by some a cat back deformity. Ask your spine surgeon about this. ...Read more

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I feel under my fingertips that one vertebra sticks out (not to left or right, just sticks out) in the middle back. I feel good. Should I be worried?

I feel under my fingertips that one vertebra sticks out (not to left or right, just sticks out) in the middle back. I feel good. Should I be worried?

Spine: if you are thin, you are more likely to feel the spinous processes of your spine. There is one that typically juts out near the base of the neck, where the cervical and thoracic vertebrae meet. Similarly, some people have one that is more prominent lower down, where the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae meet. Find out if family members have the same thing. Often genetic shape. ...Read more

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What is disc decompression? Read decompressing maneuvers to vertebra can add 3 ins permanent height in adults. Is this same as chiropract adjustments?

What is disc decompression? Read decompressing maneuvers to vertebra can add 3 ins permanent height in adults. Is this same as chiropract adjustments?

Varies: The term disc decompression is used to describe a number of spinal interventions. It is most commonly used to describe a type of traction performed on the spine, often with the spine in a flexed position. It can be done on a specialized traction table or using a computerized machine. While it can help in symptom relief, it could not permanently add three inches in height to an adult patient. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to vertebra fusion?

Are there any alternatives to vertebra fusion?

Depends on the prob: Depends on the problem. You generally want to save surgery as the last treatment. Then, if you have a pure disc problem, a disc replacement may be a good alternative to fusion. If you only have a nerve compression problem, a decompressive procedure may be best. Fusion is best for instability and arthritic pain. ...Read more

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One of my vertebra is pushed in! what should I do?

Dose it bother you: If dose not bother you do not do any thing about it. If dose bother go and see orthopedics spine specialist to find out what could be done about it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vertebra?

What is the definition or description of: vertebra?

We have 33 of them: Any of the bones that make up the vertebral column. Each vertebra contains an arched, hollow section through which the spinal cord passes. In humans, the vertebrae are divided into cervical, thoracic, and lumbar sections, and the sacrum and coccyx are both made up of a series of fused vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated by cartilaginous intervertebral disks. ...Read more